Quito And Otavalo

Quito And Otavalo

We arrived in Quito on Friday evening, after a long flight form Madrid. Mariscal Sucre, the new international airport is about one hour drive form the old town. We lodged in the beautiful Hotel Patio Andaluz, now declared a National Treasure, close to Plaza Grande....
Andean Highlands

Andean Highlands

Still overwhelmed by the rainforest and the Huaoranis, we started early in the morning from Quito to go south. We rented a car and a driver without any guide. Our planned itinerary included the Quilotoa loop, Baños, Riobamba, Guamote, Alausí and finally Cuenca.  Then...
The Huaorani

The Huaorani

We returned to Quito and met with Nana and Vassilis who had arrived from Athens the day before. Our hotel for the night was on La Ronda, the nightlife strip of Quito, but surprisingly the sound isolation was perfect and I slept like a stone. The next morning we got on...
Galápagos

Galápagos

Originally, we did not intend to include Galápagos in the itinerary to save some time and money. Then, fortunately, I changed my mind. The Galápagos was going in and out of the bucket list for quite sometime and since I did not go the during my first visit to Ecuador,...